(Multimedia – Adobe Photoshop, graphite)
Technology pushes us further and further past our yesterdays – but some things never go away. In this digital artwork, I have created a space station complete with an armada of starships. However, only the most perceptive eyes will notice something less alien and more familiar – bicycles!
From the center of the station extend curving limbs that form four quadrants, each of which resemble the shape of a simple bicycle on its side. Look closely, and wheels appear – then handlebars – then gears! The spaceships form the tires, docking in clamps that resemble the bike’s fenders.
My reasons for these hidden details are to pay tribute to the progress of humankind’s technological advancement. No technologies ever truly become obsolete, because all of them build on each other. From the wheel, to the bike, to (someday) starships and space stations! To further reflect this theme, I’ve even used a digital art program (Adobe Photoshop) to bring color to this artwork, which began as a simple drawing in graphite!